Delicate Wait III (detail) by Giselle Hicks
Passage by Giselle Hicks. I took this photograph from that wonderful book 500 Figures in Clay.
There's a huge interest in bird nests in the blog world which isn't at all surprising. Who wouldn't be amazed at the beauty of a tiny Hummingbird's nest covered in moss and lichen.....or watching a Thrush feed a nest full of chirping, gaping mouths.........or finding a clutch of speckled eggs in a hollow, still warm from the mother bird.
Giselle Hicks writes in her artist statement...
"I am fascinated with the idea that skillful construction with delicate materials can yield a structure strong enough to house and protect the fledgling inhabitant of the nest. This process demands diligence, patience, careful craftsmanship, commitment and resilience. These same qualities are required to build and maintain relationships to a person, family, and community. "
Bird in Nest, Etching by Scott Fitzgerald
Bird Nest by Antonia Munroe. See more of her delicate bird nest paintings here.
Joe Pogan's Bird and Nest made from found objects.
Fiona Hall has made a series of nests from shredded dollar bills. Lifelike aren't they?